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Friday, December 5, 2008

Days of Our Lives: A Letter From a Fan to Dena Higley

This letter was originally posted on the NBC Days of Our Lives Message Board. It has been reproduced with the permission of the author.

Dear Ms. Higley:
I realize that now the show has been renewed for 18 months, and not likely to be renewed again, that you feel that you can write whatever you want, consequences and for that matter fan bases be damned. And I also realize that it is impossible to make every fan base happy. But why do you insist on upsetting every single fan base, and further more the general audience? If you know what the general audience wants to see, why is it so hard for you to take a cue from them, and write in favor of their views? After all, a show is NOTHING without their fans!

Days of our lives as you well know has been on the air for over 40 years, and has a very dedicated audience. All we wish to do is watch a show (that many of us have watched since we were children) and escape reality for an hour and enjoy our soap. However, since you have taken the reigns, it's become increasingly harder for us to do that. The plot point writing and lack of, make that NO direction makes watching this show almost equivalent to a root canal (okay maybe that's taking it a little too far) but I digress.

My request is that you really consider what the audience is asking of you and make these next 18 months the best this show has ever seen! Because I have feeling we are not going to get another chance.

Thank you for your time,

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